EQUIPMENT & preparation

Step Into The Backcountry

Step Outside Your Boundaries

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Backcountry Group

$259 + GST (5%)

 

Backcountry Group + Lift

$321 +GST (5%)

 

Backcountry Private

$829 + GST (5%)

 

Backcounty Lift Pass

$62 + GST (5%)

 

Rental Package

$75  + GST (5%) + PST (7%)

 

Packed Lunch

$15

It is very important to realize that one of the key distinctions of backcountry skiers/riders is that we climb many of the slopes we descend.

 

This means our physical output is significantly different than skiing/riding inbounds. How we manage our temperature and protect ourselves from the environment is constantly changing. This is accomplished by proper clothing and effective layering.

 

Rental packages with ski touring / splitboarding and avalanche safety gear - pack, transceiver, probe and shovel - are available from Summit Sport in the Whistler Village for $75 per day plus taxes. Visit them  at  4293  Mountain  Square,  give  them  a  call  at  (604)-932-6225,  or  visit  their  website  www.summitsport.com to arrange your rental. If you already have rental gear from a  Whistler Blackcomb rental shop or from Summit Sport, please enquire with Summit if you can trade out your gear. If you don’t require the entire kit but only parts of it, please let us know and we will advise you as to your

options for getting geared up. If you are bringing your own touring skis or splitboard and skins check in advance to be sure they are in proper working order. If you are renting equipment be sure to leave ample  time  to  fit  and  pick-up  the  necessary  gear.  Please  pick  up  your  rental  gear  the  afternoon  or

evening before at the latest.

Note: if you have your own shovel, probe and transceiver they need to be in good working order. Your transceiver must have fresh batteries and have been maintained to the manufacturers recommendations.

A  single  baselayer  and  an  insulated  parka  can  be  very  problematic  for  the  ascent  part  of  the  day.

A  base  layer  and  fleece-like  mid-layer  in  addition  to  a  waterproof  breathable  shell  (with  hood)  are  indispensable for the layering requirements of backcountry travel.

Extremely Canadian Backcountry Adventure prices do not include a lift ticket. If you require one, you can pre-order a backcountry lift ticket for $62 CDN plus tax. This cannot be done day of your adventure.

This lift ticket is not an access pass to the backcountry. This ticket replaces a standard lift ticket for the day if you do not already have one purchased. If you already have a multi-day lift ticket valid for this day or have a seasons pass / edge card, then you do not need this in addition.

 

Our cancelation policy for Whistler ski programs is 100% refund if you give 24 hrs notice. Changes also require 24 hrs notice. You can cancel for any reason. If weather and conditions are not suitable on your scheduled day, we will contact you to discuss your options of changing days, rescheduling or refund.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need more details.

 

Equipment List

 

Take the time to review the following equipment list. This list is intended only as a general guideline.

 

  • Touring skis or split-board, with climbing skins.
  • Ski poles with powder baskets (required for both skier or boarders).Mandatory that split boarders use collapsible poles
  • Ski boots (ideally touring) or snowboard boots.
  • Back pack (25-30 litre)
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Airbag Pack (optional and not included in rental package)
  • Waterproof breathable shell jacket (with hood) and pants
  • Warm non-cotton under layers.
  • Synthetic or Down parka (ideally with hood)
  • Gloves (spare gloves if you have them. Lighter weight touring gloves plus your usual winter gloves)
  • Toque and Helmet (Please bring a toque with you even if you wear a helmet. Its gets hot *when you are going up!)
  • Sunglasses (even on a cloudy or snowy day)
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen / Lip Protection
  • Camera (optional)
  • Lunch and water (at least 1 litre). Bring your own healthy lunch and snacks or lunches are available for pre-purchase from Whistler Blackcomb for $15.00. Includes cookie, piece of fruit and sandwich – choice of ham, beef, turkey or veggie.  Gluten free bread available.  Choice of water or juice.
  • Layers – Give yourself some options for hiking, skiing, and when stopped.
  • Light fleece or equivalent
  • Head lamp (optional)

The Details

 

  • All group adventures run from December 9, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  • Adventures run subject to weather and avalanche conditions
  • Group adventures must meet a minimum group size of 3 persons.
  • Meeting time is 8 AM and end of day is determined by the guide.
  • Full payment is due upon booking.
  • Cancelations and changes require 24 hours notice.
  • ACMG guides are in low supply and high demand. Please prebook your adventure well in advance, if possible, to avoid disappointment.
  • Lunches are available for $15 Lunch includes choice of sandwich, a piece of fruit, cookie and a drink.
  • Rentals packages for $75 are available from Summit Sport. Contact them directly or inquire for more details. (604) 932-6225. 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4. info@summitsport.com / summitsport.com
  • Discounted backcountry lift tickets are available for $62. This replaces a normal lift ticket and is only available to backcountry participants. If you have a seasons pass or another lift ticket option, you do not need this ticket.

Pay us a visit in the Carleton Lodge

 

Office open daily from 3-8 PM

December 10, 2016 -April 18, 2017

 

 

Phones open (8am-8pm)

 

1-800-938-9656

 

604-938-9656